Scrooge (1951)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1951)

It’s become almost a cliche to suggest that Brian Desmond Hurst’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, made in 1951 for Renown Pictures, is the best of them all. But there’s a reason why things become cliches – because often, they’re true. And here, that’s definitely the case. Though there have been many adaptations … Continue reading

Scrooge (1935)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1935)

Seymour Hicks isn’t a name that resonates particularly these days but in his long career as a producer, playwright, actor-manager and particularly actor, he was both prolific and hugely successful. Born in 1871, he made his stage debut at the age of just nine, and started acting professionally at sixteen, He wrote and starred in … Continue reading

All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)
Film / Horror

All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry’s All the Creatures Were Stirring is an off-kilter and occasionally engrossing Christmas anthology horror that doesn’t quite work, it’s undoubted ambition rather scuppered by its lack of resources. It’s Christmas Eve in Los Angeles and Max (Graham Skipper) and Jenna (Ashley Clements) are on a somewhat awkward first date. … Continue reading